Contributors to Poetry Salzburg Review A

JONEL ABELLANOSA lives in Cebu City, the Philippines. His poetry and fiction have appeared in Windhover, The Lyric, Star*Line, Poetry Kanto, Marsh Hawk Review, That Literary Review, Loch Raven Review, and The Anglican Theological Review. His poetry collections include Meditations (Alien Buddha Press, 2017), Songs from My Mind's Tree (2018) and Multiverse (2019; both Clare Songbirds Publishing House), 50 Acrostic Poems (Cyberwit, 2018), In the Donald's Time (Poetic Justice Books and Art, 2019), and his speculative poetry collection Pan's Saxophone (Weasel Press, 2019). [PSR 38]

ALLY ACKER is an American poet and filmmaker. Her third collection of poems, Some Help from the Dead, was published by Red Hen Press in 2010. Acker has directed eleven full-length documentaries, including the series "Filmmakers on Film." Her recent film, The Flowering of the Crone: Leonora Carrington, Another Reality was about the recently deceased Surrealist painter and writer. The film was an official selection of the Long Island Biennial for 2012. Acker is also the author of the two-volume edition Reel Women: The First Hundred Years (Reel Women Media Publishing/CreateSpace, 2011). [PSR 18] [PSR 23]

JAMES ACKHURST is a Wellington-based poet and translator. He has published poems in takahe, Turbine, Poetry New Zealand, Snorkel, Pericles at Play, and Quadrant as well as an essay on James K. Baxter in The Pantograph Punch. He is currently working (with Elena Borelli) on a complete English translation of Giovanni Pascoli’s Poemi Conviviali for Gradiva Press. He was one of the featured poets at Poetry at the Fringe in Wellington in March 2016 and won second prize in the takahe poetry competition the same year. [PSR 36]

TAHER ADEL is a British-Bahraini poet and spoken word artist. He is currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing and Poetry at the University of East Anglia. His poetry has been published in Ambit. [PSR 35]

TIMOTHY ADÈS born 1941, is a rhyming translator-poet, with books of Victor Hugo, Robert Desnos, Jean Cassou, and Alfonso Reyes, and awards for these poets; also a book of Alberto Arvelo Torrealba and a lipogrammatic book of Shakespeare’s sonnets. He has translated dozens of poems by Brecht and by Ricarda Huch, and many by Nerval and Sikelianós. He has published two volumes of Jean Cassou (33 Sonnets of the Resistance, Arc 2002; The Madness of Amadis, Agenda 2008) and one of Victor Hugo (How to Be a Grandfather, Hearing Eye 2002). [PSR 22] [PSR 31] [PSR 36]

B. ANNE ADRIAENS currently lives in Somerset. Her work has appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, The Honest Ulsterman, Abridged, Poetry Scotland, Ink Sweat & Tears, and Confluence Magazine. [PSR 40]

AHMAD-REZA AHMADI, whom the Iranian Artists Center calls the founder of New Wave Poetryin Iran, was born in 1940 in Kerman in south central Iran. His first book of poetry, Tarh ("Sketch"), was published in 1962. He has published seven collections of poetry, twelve children's books, and six otherworks of prose. [PSR 10]

ILSE AICHINGER (born 1921 in Vienna) is an Austrian writer, who is noted for her accountsof her persecution by the Nazis because of her Jewish ancestry. She spent her childhood in Linz and Vienna. Aichingerbegan to study medicine in 1945, working as a writer on the side. In her first novel, Das vierte Tor (The Fourth Gate),she writes of her own experience under Nazism. It marked the first time a woman's experience in concentration campswas discussed in Austrian literature. After studying for five semesters, Aichinger interrupted her studies inMedicine again in 1948 in order to finish her second novel, Die größere Hoffnung (The Greater Hope). In 1953,she married the German writer Günter Eich. In 1963, Aichinger moved to Großgmain near Salzburg. After 1985 Aichinger increasingly retreated from public life. In 1995 she received the Großer Österreichischer Staatspreis für Literaturand in 2001 the Joseph-Breitbach-Preis, along with W. G. Sebald and Markus Werner. Available in English translation:Selected Poetry and Prose (Logbridge-Rhodes, 1983). [PSR 3] [PSR 12]

MARK AIELLO lives in New York City. His work has appeared in Nimrod, Poetry, The Southampton Review, Tribeca Poetry Review, and Weber. [PSR 30]

JAMES AITCHISON was born in Stirlingshire in 1938 and educated at Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities. He has published five collections, among them Foraging: New and Selected Poems (Worple, 2009). He received a Gregory Award for the poems that formed the basis of his first collection, Sounds Before Sleep (Chatto & Windus, 1971). Formerly a senior lecturer in the Department of Print Media, Publishing and Communication at Napier University, his academic publications include The Golden Harvester: The Vision of Edwin Muir (Aberdeen UP, 1988), The Cassell Dictionary of English Grammar (1996), and New Guide to Poetry and Poetics (Rodopi, 2013). [PSR 29]

JULIAN AIKEN is a writer and librarian, originally from the UK but now living in Connecticut, USA. He has published in numerous law library journals. He has new poetry in Acumen, The French Literary Review, Obsessed with Pipework, Marble Poetry, Ink Sweat & Tears, and The Interpreter's House. [PSR 38]

ADAM AITKEN was born in London in 1960 and spent his early years in Malaysia and Thailand,before migrating to Australia. He has published four full-length collections and three chapbooks of poetry. He holdsa PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Technology, Sydney. [PSR 22]

RIZWAN AKHTAR was born 1969 in Lahore, Pakistan. He is a Lecturer in English and RelatedLiteratures at the University of Punjab, Lahore. [PSR 8] [PSR 13]

JOE ALBANESE is a writer from New Jersey. His poetry can be found in recent issues of Artifact Nouveau, Chronogram, Plainsongs, The Projectionist's Playground, Two Thirds North, and Whistling Shade. [PSR 33]

VASILIKI ALBEDO is a Greek poet. Her poems have appeared in Ambit, Magma, Mslexia, Poetry Wales, The North, and The Rialto. In 2020 she was joint winner in Live Canon’s pamphlet competition. In 2021 she won the Poetry International Tiny Chapbook Competition. [PSR 38]

ASTRID ALBEN read English Literature and Philosophy at Edinburgh University. Her poetry collection Ai! Ai! Pianissimo was published by Arc Publications in 2011. Her poetry, essays, translations and reviews have been published in Blackbox Manifold, Jacket, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Review, Stand, Times Literary Supplement, and The Wolf. Her new collection, Plainspeak, has just appeared from Prototype Publishing. [PSR 34]

WILLIAM ALDERSON has been published in magazines including Acumen, Dream Catcher, Envoi, Orbis, Ore, Pennine Platform, and Staple. Poetry salzburg published his pamphlet A Moment of Disbelief: Poems on War, Terrorism and Refugees in September 2017. [PSR 29]

SIMON ALDERWICK is originally from England but has lived off and on in the Philippines for the past eight years. His poetry has appeared in Magma, Eye Flash, Ink Sweat & Tears, Acid Bath, Broken Spine, Acropolis, Impractical Things, and Anthropocene. [PSR 40]

HARRISON ALECHENU AKOH, was born in Kaduna state, Northern Nigeria, in 1973. Currently hestudies Journalism at the London School of Journalism. This is his first published poem. [PSR 13]

ASTRID ALBEN grew up in Kent and the Netherlands. She read English Literature and Philosophyat Edinburgh University. Since 2006 her poems and reviews have been published in magazines such as The Wolf,Poetry Review, Drunken Boat, TLS, Stand, and Shearsman. She has translated the poems ofseveral Dutch contemporary poets, including the complete oeuvre of F. van Dixhoorn. Her latest collection Plainspeak is forthcoming from Prototype this year. Alben is the CEO of the Poetry Translation Centre. [PSR 21] [PSR 34]

GEORGE ALBON's books include Empire Life (Littoral Books, 1998), Thousands CountOut Loud (lyric& press, 2000), Brief Capital of Disturbances (Omnidawn, 2003), Step(Post-Apollo Press, 2006), and Momentary Songs (Krupskaya, 2008). He lives in San Francisco.[PSR 14]

BRIAN W. ALDISS, who was awarded an OBE for Services to Literature in 2005, is the authorof over 60 books and is especially well known for his science fiction novels and short stories. Born in Dereham, Norfolk,in 1925, Aldiss's long career has included the acclaimed novels Non-Stop (1958), Hothouse (1962) andthe Helliconia series, all regarded as modern classics. Aldiss's work has been adapted for the cinema three times,including the 2001 Kubrick/Spielberg production AI: Artificial Intelligence. In 2000 he was elected Grand Masterby the Science Fiction Writers of America. His poetry has been an integral part of his creative activity throughout his writing life. [PSR 20] [PSR 23] [PSR 26]

JEFFREY ALFIER won the 2014 Kithara Book Prize for his poetry collection Idyll for a Vanishing River (Glass Lyre Press, 2013). He is also the author of The Storm Petrel: Poems of Ireland (Grayson Books, 2014), The Wolf Yearling (Silver Birch Press, 2013), and Gone This Long: Southern Poems (Main Street Rag, 2019). His most recent book, The Shadow Field, was published by Louisiana Literature Press (2020). Journal credits include Carolina Quarterly, Copper Nickel, The Emerson Review, Faultline, Hotel Amerika, New York Quarterly, Penn Review, Vassar Review, Louisiana Review, Poetry Ireland Review, and Southern Poetry Review. He is founder and co-editor of Blue Horse Press and San Pedro River Review. [PSR 29] [PSR 31] [PSR 34] [PSR 39]

TOBY ALFIER’s most current chapbooks are Romance and Rust (Blue Horse Press, 2015) and The Coincidence of Castles (Glass Lyre Press, 2014). Her collaborative full-length collection The Color of Forgiveness was published by Mojave River Press in 2014. She is the co-editor of San Pedro River Review. She has been published in War, Literature and the Arts, The American Journal of Poetry, KGB Bar Lit Mag, Washington Square Review, Cholla Needles, The Ogham Stone, Permafrost, Gargoyle, Arkansas Review, and Anti-Heroin Chic. [PSR 29] [PSR 31] [PSR 39]

KAZIM ALI is a poet, painter, and performanceartist based outside of New York City. His poems have been published inmany leading American journals, and on-line at the Poetry Daily website( artwork and dance/performance pieces have been exhibited and performedaround New York State and the country. Before becoming a writer-in-residenceat the Just Buffalo Literary Center in Buffalo, NY, he was a political organizer and served a term as the National President of the United StatesStudent Association ( was on the National Preparatory Committee of the World Youth Festivalheld in Havana, Cuba in summer of 1997. The longer poem that appears inthis issue is part of a score for a multi-media performance piece. [PSR 2]

ALI ALIZADEH is a Melbourne-based writer of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and theatre.Among his books are Ashes in the Air (University of Queensland Press, 2011), Iran: My Grandfather (2010),The New Angel (2008; both Transit Lounge), and Eyes in Times of War (Salt, 2006). [PSR 20]

ARTHUR ALLEN is a British-Canadian poet and translator living in Scotland. He is the author of Twenty Twenty: Treatments for Cut Flowers (erbacce-press, 2021) and The Nurseryman (KERNPUNKT Press, 2019; Winner of the Eyelands Book Awards Poetry Prize). His poems and translations have appeared in Ambit, The Amsterdam Quarterly, The Bitter Oleander, Swedish Book Review, and New Scottish Writing. He is currently reading for a PhD in grief and semiotics at the University of Edinburgh. [PSR 39]

GARY ALLEN was born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. He has travelled and worked throughoutEurope, settling for some years in Holland. He has published fifteen collections, most recently Jackson’s Corner (Greenwich Exchange, 2016) and Mapland (Clemson UP, 2017). Poems published in Agenda, Australian Book Review, Dark Horse, Edinburgh Review, London Magazine, Malahat Review, Meanjin, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry NZ, Poetry Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, Prairie Schooner, and Stand. [PSR 8] [PSR 19] [PSR 31]

JOSEPH ALLEN has had poems in various magazines, including Agenda, Poetry London,Orbis, The Reader, Poetry Ireland Review, THE SHOp, Cyphers, and Other Poetry.He has published four collections of poetry, most recently Family Plot (Lagan Press, 2008). [PSR 18]

NICK ALLEN has published two collections of poetry, the riding (Half Moon Books) and between two rivers (both 2019, Maytree Press), the latter a collaboration with the painter Myles Linley, and two pamphlets: the necessary line (Half Moon Books, 2017) and morphine | bone | dream (Maytree Press, 2021). His work has appeared in The Interpreter's House, Stand, and The North and has been anthologised in Verse Matters (eds. Helen Mort and Rachel Bower, Valley Press, 2017), Black Lives Matter (Civic Leicester, 2020), The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poems (Valley Press 2019), and We're All in It Together: Poems for a DisUnited Kingdom (Grist Books, 2022). He helps to run a poetry & spoken word evening called "Rhubarb@The Triangle", in Shipley, West Yorkshire. [PSR 31] [PSR 39]

TIM ALLEN lives in Plymouth. He edited the magazine Terrible Work. His poems appearedwidely in journals in the 1990s but since then he has been working on longer poems and sequences, of whichThe Failure of Myth is one. His publications include Texts for a Holy Saturday (Phlebas, 1996),The Cruising Duct (Maquette, 1998), Sea ExChange (itinerant, 2007), and Settings (Shearsman 2008).He also co-edited with Andrew Duncan Don't Start Me Talking (Salt 2006), a volume of interviews with poets. [PSR 18]

GRAHAM ALLISON has worked as an archaeological site excavation assistant, barman, researcher, and bookseller. He has a degree in English Literature and History from Aberystwyth University and an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. His poetry has appeared in The Frogmore Papers, The Interpreter's House, The Journal, The North, Obsessed with Pipework, Poetry Review, Raceme, The Seventh Quarry, South, and Stand. [PSR 26] [PSR 28] [PSR 30] [PSR 33] [PSR 38]

LYDIA ALLISON is a Sheffield-born poet, a writing facilitator, creative mentor, and tutor. She is a graduate of both the Manchester Writing School (MA) and the Writing Squad. Her poetry has been published, both online and in print, in Introduction X: The Poetry Business Book of New Poets (smith|doorstop, 2017), Now Then, PN Review, PUSH, and United Jotters. [PSR 34]

MAUREEN ALSOP is the author of four collections: Mantic (Augury Books, 2013),Apparition Wren (Main Street Rag, 2007), Mirror inside Coffin, and Later, Knives & Trees(both forthcoming). Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines including Barrow Street, Kenyon Review,New Delta Review, Tampa Review, and Typo. She is an associate editor for Poemeleon.[PSR 9][PSR 17][PSR 18][PSR 21][PSR 26]

PAUL AMLEHN is a writer, vocalist, photographer, and filmmaker, based in Auckland, New Zealand.[PSR 13]

C. B. ANDERSON was the long-time gardener for the PBS television series The Victory Garden. His collection Mortal Soup and the Blue Yonder was published in 2013 by White Violet Press. [PSR 29]

DARRAN ANDERSON is a 24-year-old writerfrom Derry in the North of Ireland. He has had work published in Deaddrunkdublin,Hard Luck Magazine (USA) and Culture Northern Ireland. Heis currently working on a novel entitled "First We Take Jerusalem" andis putting the finishing touches to a collection of poems and short storiesentitled "The Kamikaze Handbook".[PSR 9]

MARTIN ANDERSON lived for many years in the Far East before returning to the UK in 2001.He is a Visiting Lecturer with the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of the Philippines,Diliman. His most recent book is Snow: Selected Poems 1981-2011 (Shearsman, 2012). [PSR 4] [PSR 6] [PSR 17] [PSR 22]

DAVID ANDREW was born in Manchester in 1939. After retiring from the Civil Service in 1996,he took a degree in Philosophy in 2001. Magazines that have published him include The Long Poem Magazine,Magma, PN Review, The Rialto, The SHOp, and Tears in the Fence. His collection,Through the Looking Glass, was published by Brimstone Press in 2010. [PSR 13] [PSR 24] [PSR 27]

ARLENE ANG lives in a small town outside Venice, Italy. Her poetry has appearedin FRiGG, Orbis, The Pedestal, Poetry Ireland, Rattle, Smiths Knoll andTattoo Highway. She is the author of The Desecration of Doves (iUniverse, 2005). [PSR 10]

LAKE ANGELA is a poet, translator, and dancer-choreographer from Lake Erie who develops her work at the confluence of verbal language and movement. She holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Dallas for her intersemiotic translations of German Expressionist poetry. Her poems and choreography often explore the possibilities in and kinds of darknesses and silences and the expressions of colors, waters, and suffering. Her full-length books of poetry, Organblooms (2020) and Words for the Dead (2021), are available from FutureCycle Press. She is poetry editor for Punt Volat. [PSR 39]

JEFFREY ANGLES, born in 1971 in Ohio, is an Associate Professor of Japanese Literature andTranslation at Western Michigan University. His many translations include Soul Dance: Selected Poems of Takako Arai(MiTe Press, 2008), Killing Kanoko: Selected Poems of Hiromi Ito (Action Books, 2009), andForest of Eyes: Selected Poems of Tada Chimako (U of California P, 2010). He is also a poet, who writes primarilyin Japanese. [PSR 23]

JULIET ANTILL lives on the Isle of Mull off the west coast of Scotland. Her poems have appeared in The Dark Horse, Poetry Wales, Magma, and New Writing Scotland. [PSR 40]

GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE (1880-1918).Born in Rome of an Italian father and a Polish mother. He grew up and receivedhis education in France. He was among the first to properly appreciateartists such as Picasso, Braque, Matisse and Derain who, in the early yearsof the twentieth century, were innovating in modern painting. His essay Picasso, peintre appeared as early as 1905. In 1914, at the outbreak of war,he enlisted, serving first in the artillery and later in the infantry.In May 1916 he received a head injury during combat for which he had to be trepanned. When he returned to Paris in 1917 he arranged the first performanceof his "surrealist drama" - Les Mamelles de Tirésias. InNovember 1918, he died of Spanish influenza. Apollinaire was the authorof a variety of different texts: prose fiction, drama, librettos etc.,yet it could be argued that he published only two significant works duringhis lifetime: Alcools: Poèmes 1898-1913 (1913) and Calligrammes:Poèmes de la paix et de la guerre 1913-1916 (1918). [PSR 4]

B. W. ARCHER, born 1975 in Cambridge, UK. Currently living and writing in the rural east ofEngland, his poetry has appeared in Iota, Candelabrum Poetry Magazine, and Blue Collar Review. [PSR 18]

ARCHILOCHOS the Parian (ca. 680 - ca.645 BCE) was one of the earliest Greek poets, and the first we know ofto speak in his own voice. His known writings consist of elegies, hymns,and songs in iambic, trochaic, and mixed metres. Later Greek critics, whoranked him below Homer only, thought he invented iambic, which he usedfor satire and invective. His poems stayed popular through all antiquity,but only fragments survive. [PSR 9]

LOUIS ARMAND is an artist and writer livingin Prague. His reviews, critical essays, poetry, fiction and translationshave appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. He is editor of the literary broadsheet Semtext (plastic), a member of the editorialboard of Rhizomes: Studies in Cultural Knowledge, and poetry editorof The Prague Revue. His publications include: Strange Attractors(2003), The Garden (both Salt, 2001), Land Partition (Melbourne:Textbase, 2001), Inexorable Weather (Arc, 2001), Base Materialism (New York: x-poezie, 2001), Synopticon with John Kinsella (Florida:Mudlark, 2000), Anatomy Lessons (New York: x-poezie, 1999),Erosions (Sydney: Vagabond, 1999) and Seances (Prague: Twisted Spoon, 1998). [PSR 6]

RAE ARMANTROUT is the author of twelve books of poetry, including Itself (2015),Money Shot (2011), Versed (2009), Next Life (2007), Up to Speed (2004), andVeil: New and Selected Poems (2001; all Wesleyan UP). Her Collected Prose was published in 2007 by Singing Horse Press. She is a professor of Writing and Literature at the University of California at San Diego. For her collection Versedshe received the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2010. [PSR 17]< a href="psr-no21.htm">[PSR 21] [PSR 28]

KEITH ARMSTRONG. Born in Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne,where he has worked as a community development worker, poet, librarian and publisher. He now lives in the seaside town of Whitley Bay and is coordinator of the Northern Voices creative writing and community publishing project which specialises in recording the experiences of peoplein the North East of England. [PSR 10]

MICHAEL ARMSTRONG (1923-2000) was anoutstanding poet and painter. He was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in December 1923. He attended Sedbergh School 1938-41 and served in the army from 1942-47: fought in the Mountains of Italy 1944-45; then in Palestine and Egypt from 1945-47 as an instructor in the Army Education Corps. Later worked as a librarian in Newcastle and then in London. He moved to Jersey in the ChannelIslands in 1957, where he and his Indian wife ran a small hotel and opened Jersey's first Indian Restaurant in 1959. Mai Zetterling, David Hughes, Lawrence and Gerald Durrell ate there. In the 'sixties he was on the mammalstaff at Gerald Durrell's Jersey Zoo. He also had exhibitions of his paintings at the Jersey Arts Centre and at the Jersey Museum, where he was for atime Chairman of the Barreau Arts Committee. In the early 'seventies his Andium Press published books by young poets and painters, including Leslie Norris, Jim Burns, Jeremy Reed (his first book) and Martin Booth. Some of his war poems were published in More Poems of the Second World War (Dent's Everyman Series) and his poem "The Meadow" was included in a Penguin anthology of War Poems. His long poem Memories from Underwater was published by Cloud in 1996. It was highly praised by Peter Russell, Kathleen Raine, Jim Burns and Jeremy Reed and favourably reviewed by William Cooksonin Agenda. In December 1997 the University of Salzburg published his Collected Poems 1961-1996. Three groups of Michael's poems were set to music by the composer William Alwyn and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Another series was set to music by Madeleine Dring in 1982. An interview with Michael was published in W. Görtschacher's Contemporary Viewson the Little Magazine Scene (Poetry Salzburg, 2000). [PSR 1] [PSR 4]

TAMMY ARMSTRONG is a Canadian poet.Her first poetry collection, Bogman's Music (2001), was nominatedfor the Governor General's Award, her second collection Unravel was published in 2004 (both Anvil). [PSR 9]

JOHN ARNOLD was born in London in 1951. He is a retired town planner who lives in East Sussex.His poems have been widely published in Acumen, Ambit, Envoi, Frogmore Papers, Magma, The North, Obsessed with Pipework, Orbis, Other Poetry, Pennine Platform, Poetry Nottingham, The Rialto, Smiths Knoll, Stand, Staple, and Weyfarers. His previous booklet collections of poetry are: The Amber Cup (Outposts, 1975), Ninepin (The Evelyn Press, 1989), and Zarathustra Flies East (The Evelyn Press, 1995). [PSR 26] [PSR 30] [PSR 34]

HANS ARP (1887-1966). French sculptor, painterand poet. He was a founder of the Dadaist school of artists in Zurich in1916. The Dada movement, a precursor to surrealism, was the result of the founders' disenchantment with the state of society. They were particularlyenraged at the persisting war and chose to ridicule art, a reflection oftheir civilization. The Dadaists used techniques that went against all established art theory. Although collages were most frequent, Dada art also extended into poetry and photomontages. Once the movement ended in1923, Arp worked with the surrealists. [PSR 4]

MARCIA ARRIETA has been published widely in the small press throughout the years. Recent contributions include tinfish, So to Speak, gestalten, xtant, Heaven Bone,88, Score, Abraxas, American Writing. Her chapbook experimental: was published last year by potes + poets press (CT). She has edited& published the poetry journal Indefinite Space for eleven years.[PSR 3]

HELEN ASHLEY lives in South Devon. Her Acumen pamphlet, Ways of Saying, was published in 2010. She has also had poems published in Acumen, The Dawntreader, 14 Magazine, Orbis, and South. [PSR 29] [PSR 35] [PSR 38] [PSR 40]

SEAN ASHTON studied at the Royal College of Art, did a PhD at Goldsmiths, and worksas a lecturer in the Fine Art department at Leeds Beckett University. He regularly writes for Art Review. [PSR 28]

JOHN BRIAN ASPINALL was born in 1939 and grew up in Rochdale. After reading History at Oxford he taught English in comprehensive schools around England, and now lives in Gascony. His poetry has been published in various magazines and he has had three novels published. [PSR 26]

NEIL ASTLEY founded Bloodaxe Books in 1978 after graduating from Newcastle University. He received an Eric Gregory Award for his poetry in 1982, and was given an honorary D.Litt by Newcastle University for his work with Bloodaxe in 1995. He has published two poetry collections, two novels, and edited over twenty anthologies, notably the Staying Alive series. He was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018. [PSR 40]

JEAN ATKIN's new collection How Time Is in Fields is forthcoming from IDP in 2019. She has also published Not Lost Since Last Time (Oversteps Books, 2013), five poetry pamphlets, and a children’s novel. Her poetry has been commissioned for Radio 4, and featured on “Best Scottish Poets” by the Scottish Poetry Library. Her recent work appears in Agenda, Ambit, Magma, Lighthouse, The Rialto, and The Interpreter’s House. [PSR 30] [PSR 33]

GRACE ATKINSON, born in East London, is currently based in Manchester where she is studying for an MFA at Manchester Writing School. She has had work published in Dazed and Draft London. She is a head editor at aAh! Magazine. [PSR 33]

DAVID ATTWOOLL was a 2013 winner of the Poetry Business Pamphlet Prize withSurfacing (published by Smith/Doorstop). Ground Work, a collaboration with the artist Andrew Walton,was published in 2014 by Black Poplar. His poems have been published in magazines such as The Interpreter's House, Magma, The North, The Reader, The Rialto, and Smiths Knoll. His collection The Sound Ladder has just been published by Two Rivers Press. He lives in Oxford. [PSR 27] [PSR 29]

JANETTE AYACHI has a Creative Writing Masters from Edinburgh University (2006) and has been published in The Leither, The Edinburgh Review, Velvet, Lyric, and Mslexia. Her first pamphlet A Choir of Ghosts was published in January 2010 by Vision Street. [PSR 18]

PEGGY AYLSWORTH is a semi-retired psychotherapist, living in Santa Monica, CA. Her poetryhas appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, The MacGuffin, Ars Interpres, Chiron Review,and The Alembic. [PSR 21]

SOFIUL AZAM was born in Bangladesh in 1981. He studied English Literature at Rajshahi University. His collection Impasse was published by Pathak Shamabesh, Dhaka in 2003. His poems have appeared in journals like Poetry Magazine, The Journal, Orbis, Westerly, Postcolonial Text, Red River Review, Debris Magazine, and Apollo's Lyre. He lives in Dhaka and teaches English at Southeast University and Victoria University of Bangladesh. [PSR 14] [PSR 16] [PSR 20]